Laura S. Dominici MD


Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is done by moving a small handheld instrument called a transducer back and forth across the skin of the breast. The picture produced by ultrasound is called a sonogram or ultrasound scan.

Ultrasound of a Simple Breast Cyst

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. This ultrasound picture shows a simple cyst with normal breast tissue around it. Because this type of cyst usually does not have any tissue or other particles in it, your doctor knows that it is fluid-filled and can be drained if necessary.

Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area close to the chest wall. A breast ultrasound is most often used to check a breast lump found on breast self-examination, physical examination, or on a mammogram. An ultrasound…